De Porres Center for Ethical and Inclusive Leadership

Mission and Student Engagement

De Porres Center for Ethical and Inclusive Leadership

Barry University prepares graduates to become 21st-century leaders, advocates for social change, and active citizens in their communities. The De Porres Center for Ethical and Inclusive Leadership empowers students to lead through a social justice lens that is grounded in Barry University's Mission and Core Commitments.

Opportunities in leadership education, mentoring, conferences, speakers, and retreats are offered each semester to build professional skills, foster ethical decision-making, and inspire students to get involved in organizations and causes they are passionate about. 

All students are invited to discover their passion and leadership potential through programs such as the Emerging Leaders Program, Ethical Leadership Conferences, and Leadership Adventure.

Theories on leadership and ethics focus on two main things: actions of leaders and their character. Using the traits listed above, our leadership programming focuses on exciting opportunities to develop ethical leaders that have the ability to impact the Barry University community and beyond.

For upcoming programs, follow us on Instagram @barryumission or contact us at leadership@barry.edu.

Ethical leadership encompasses five traits:

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Building Community

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Emerging Leaders Program (ELP)

Undergraduate students are invited to participate in a leadership certificate program during the fall semester, which includes self-discovery, team building, and reflection. This cohort program introduces students to the Social Change Model of Leadership Development through fun, hands-on sessions featuring guest speakers and Peer Mentors.

  • Session 1: Tuesday, 9/14
  • Session 2: Tuesday, 9/28
  • Session 3 Tuesday, 10/5

Once participants complete the ELP certificate, students are encouraged to apply for campus leadership positions such as Student Government, Resident Assistant, Service Fellows, Ambassadors, O-Team, and others as well as develop on-going mentoring relationships with upperclassmen, university staff, and faculty.

  • Session 4: Tuesday, 10/12
  • Session 5: Tuesday, 10/26
  • Session 6 Tuesday, 11/2
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Program Commitment

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6 leadership sessions during the fall semester

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2 meetings with Peer Mentor during designated mentoring weeks

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2 on campus events

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Complete a day of service

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    6 leadership sessions during the fall semester

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    2 meetings with Peer Mentor during designated mentoring weeks

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    2 on campus events

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    Complete a day of service

Events & Programs

Leadership Positions

Barry University prepares graduates to become 21st century leaders, advocates for social change, and active citizens in their communities.

Students who get involved in the various programs and positions below practice leadership skills, create professional networks, build their resumes, and have fun with friends. We encourage you to browse the options and reach out to us if you have any questions.

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Barry University Characteristics:

  • Barry University Spirit - Fosters deep connections with other students and a life-long relationship with the Barry community.
  • Health and Wellness - Encourages holistic emotional, physical and social well-being.
  • Social Justice, Service, and Advocacy - Inspires personal and social responsibility to actively implement change.
  • Ethical and Inclusive Leadership - Creates civic minded leaders characterized by moral reasoning, global awareness, and a compassion for others.
  • Spiritual and Personal Discovery - Develops a deeper understanding of self through reflection.
  • Professional and Career Development - Provides the foundation for career readiness and life skills.

Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity

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